Don't want to eat cakes now? Here is the BEST fruit salad for you. Strongly recommended! You can add in your favorites as well.
3 (20 oz) cans crushed pineapple (drained)
4 (15 oz) cans mandarin oranges (drained)
1 (8 oz) container of Cool Whip (heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla)
1 (8 oz) container of sour cream
1 (10.5 oz) package miniature marshmallows
3/4 cup shredded coconut (or to taste)
Toast the coconut shreds to bring out their natural flavors. Plus, it gives the salad a hint of crunch, complementing the softness of the pineapples and oranges.
1.Mix pineapple, mandarin oranges, Cool Whip, sour cream, marshmallows, and shredded coconut together in a large bowl.
2.Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the salad to give the fruit flavors ample time to blend. Refrigerate for at least two hours. Tastes even better when chilled overnight: this will allow the marshmallows to soak up any excess liquid.
- Do not leave the salad on the counter for over two hours, or the dressing will start to melt. It’s best served chilled, so be sure to place it back in the fridge should there be any leftover.
- Do not overdo the fruit-mixing: mix your fruit gently so it stays nice and crunchy.
- Add the oranges after mixing the rest of the ingredients together because they are very fragile and break apart easily.